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- announced the recall over the weekend, after determining that some cheese products could potentially be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogene.
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There have been no reports of illness and Meijer says anyone who purchased the cheese should throw it out or return it to Meijer for a full refund. Pregnant women, newborns and the elderly are especially vulnerable. These include Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby; Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese; Sargento Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese; Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese; Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Taco Cheese; Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Colby-Jack Cheese, and Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Cheddar Jack Cheese. For that reason, Sargento has recalled seven prepackaged cheese products and Taylor Farms has recalled 6,630 pounds of pork and chicken salad products that use the affected cheese.
The recalled cheese was sold in stores from November 10, 2016 to February 9, 2017.
The recalled products can be identified by the Universal Product Codes (UPCs) printed on the label found on plastic deli packaging. There have been no confirmed illnesses linked with the Sargento products.